One of the most annoying and frustrating aspects of Windows 10 is the operating system’s ability to start auto installing updates when you’re using it. While Microsoft has tried to fix the situation by installing a snooze button for their updates, Windows 10 users are still experiencing unwanted reboots that impede productivity.
In an attempt to fix this issue, Windows has released a new update for Windows 10 Insiders called the “Insider Preview Build 17723 and Build 18204.” There are many new features in this update—including new emojis and kiosk modes—but the one every Windows 10 user is excited about is Windows 10’s ability to predict when updates should happen. “We heard you, and to alleviate this pain, if you have an update pending we’ve updated our reboot logic to use a new system that is more adaptive and proactive,” explains Microsoft’s Windows Insider chief Dona Sakar.
Microsoft claims it has created a “predictive model” that will accurately anticipate the right time to update and restart the device. “We will not only check if you are currently using your device before we restart, but we will also try to predict if you had just left the device to grab a cup of coffee and return shortly after,” says Sakar.
Microsoft also says that they have been testing out the model on internal devices before the rollout. The model has been updated continuously through a cloud-based infrastructure and has seen “promising results.” Windows 10 Insiders will start seeing the updated model in the latest Redstone 5 and 19H1 updates released to them this week and Microsoft is encouraging Insiders to leave feedback. “If you find your device restarting at the wrong time, please file a bug in the feedback hub with the details on your experience. (i.e. I went to grab a cup of coffee for 5 minutes and it updated!). We would love to hear your stories and take it into account when training our update model,” adds Sakar.
If the new update system receives good feedback from Windows 10 Insiders then it could possibly be integrated into the next major Windows 10 update slated for release in 2019.